Thursday, September 22, 2011
Yesterday I walked 1.6 miles (measured it this morning in the car) and then did my abs workout. It felt great, although it was humid! Ick!
This morning I can feel the good sore. Yay! I've missed you, good sore!
Last week, a friend I hadn't seen in a while said "you look great, what have you been doing?" Truth is, I haven't lost weight really, but I'm glad she said that. Even if it's only politeness talking, it's a good motivator. I would like more compliments like that.
Finally, I had an idea this morning. Maybe I should record "Biggest Loser" to my DVR (or watch it On Demand) on Saturday mornings, to keep me motivated on the weekends! I typically do watch it on Tuesday nights, but since weekends are so tough for me.... just a little strategy I might test out.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
...My office, my kid's martial arts classes, den meetings, pack meetings, volunteering for his school, at Costco, helping with homework, singing at choir practice, and church, falling asleep on the couch every night, barely remembering to make the next day's lunches, NOT getting the haircut I need, NOT doing the clothes shopping I need to do, but somehow spending plenty of money anyway...
Stupid, crazy week since I last posted here.
Nutrition has gotten lazy again. (French fries anyone? I had them at lunch yesterday. It has been a while since I allowed myself fries at lunch.) Workouts have all but stopped. I need a swift kick in the pants. I need that ONE workout. WHEN? Tomorrow at noon is the first time I'll be able to.
I'm discouraged because I KNOW I have gained pounds again.
I think I need to find a "TEN POUNDS TO LOSE" team.
Anyway, I'm back. I'm still gonna try. Someone please give me a pep talk.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I realized the other day that my baby girl will be FOUR in just a few months. It blows my mind. Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital the other day? I mean, I know that's not true, but wow. FOUR is so grown-up! Crazy.
We're getting through our days, neither my husband nor I has gotten to workout in the past 5 days. We could have squeezed it in, but there has been a tiny bit of home maintenance stress (refrigerator died, then came back to life (after we'd spent a lot of $$ on a new one, but before it was delivered), then died again, and then we had a 3-day delivery snafu). Starting tonight, I hope to get back on track FOR REALS THIS TIME.
But we've also had the lovely relief of some rain in the area, which we have sorely needed. Yesterday I took a walk in the rain. It wasn't a very athletic walk, just a leisurely one with my umbrella, but what a nice thing to do!! And better than continuing to sit at my desk for 8 full hours. I hope to do that again today.
Life's just busy, but it's really, really good. I hope all of you are having a great week, too.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I was just thinking last week that I hadn't had a cold in a LONG time, and then BAM, one of the kids brought home a cold that really knocked me down for a few days! Today's the first day I've really felt back up to speed (first night I've slept without NyQuil since Saturday). Ugh.
'Tis the season, though, y'all, so: MAMA SAYS WASH YOUR HANDS.
Anyway, I'm back to it today. I have errands to run at my lunch hour, but plan to get in some cardio, somehow, during the day. 10 minute bursts, probably.
I've also decided that my September needs to have a STRONG ABS focus. On my cardio days, I'm also going to do some abdominal workouts. (On strength days, I'll stick with arms/legs.)
Good plan? Good plan.
Friday, August 26, 2011
It's been very busy at work and after work this week, as mine and my kids' activities get going. I knew this was coming. SP success has slowed wayyy down, as in, I took 2 days off from working out, and I might have taken 2 full days off tracking food, too.
I will say that after years and years of tracking food in some way, shape or fashion (either here, or at SouthBeachDiet, or Livestrong, or FitDay.org - yes, i have used them all!) I am pretty darn sick of it.
But onward. I am really going to try hard to get a workout in today and tomorrow. I won't promise Sunday, but we'll say maybe. Sometimes it all just feels like a grind, you know?
Get up every day
Maybe I should take a tap dance class.
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